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1989 Miller High Life 400


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NASCAR Winston Cup race number 22 of 29
Sunday, September 10, 1989 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
400 laps on a 0.750 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:23:40
Average speed: 88.38 mph
Pole speed: 121.136 mph
Cautions: 14 for 76 laps
Margin of victory: 7.41 sec
Attendance: 68000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1989 NASCAR Winston Cup results   /   1989 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 627   Rusty Wallace Kodiak   (Raymond Beadle)Pontiac40055650running211185
2 83   Dale Earnhardt GM Goodwrench   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet40031475running135175
3195   Geoffrey Bodine Levi Garrett   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet40021750running0165
4 726   Ricky Rudd Quaker State   (Kenny Bernstein)Buick39916450running0160
51833   Harry Gant Skoal Bandit   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile39915175running0155
61217   Darrell Waltrip Tide   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet39913150running0150
72421   Neil Bonnett Citgo   (Wood Brothers)Ford3989475running0146
82184   Dick Trickle Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3989425running0142
92257   Hut Stricklin Heinz   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac3986100running0138
10 528   Davey Allison Havoline   (Yates Racing)Ford39413450running0134
112590   Lennie Pond V8 Vegetable Juice/Bennett Ford/Hiner Ford   (Junie Donlavey)Ford3943475running0130
12 411   Terry Labonte Budweiser   (Junior Johnson)Ford3918425running7132
13318   Bobby Hillin, Jr. Miller High Life   (Stavola Brothers)Buick3839132running0124
142383   Lake Speed Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce   (Lake Speed)Oldsmobile3746425running0121
15147   Alan Kulwicki Zerex   (Alan Kulwicki)Ford3726925running0118
163071   Dave Marcis Lifebuoy Soap   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet3657975running3120
17106   Mark Martin Stroh's Light   (Jack Roush)Ford3535675running0112
18 19   Bill Elliott Coors   (Harry Melling)Ford33416075drivetrain41114
192952   Jimmy Means Alka-Seltzer   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac3242775fuel line0106
201616   Larry Pearson Chattanooga Chew   (David Pearson)Buick2854900crash0103
21 251   Butch Miller Phoenix Construction   (Leroy Throop)Chevrolet2683650crash0100
22134   Rick Wilson Kodak Film   (Larry McClure)Oldsmobile2685205crash1102
23 930   Michael Waltrip Country Time Lemonade   (Chuck Rider)Pontiac2655000engine094
24 325   Ken Schrader Folger's Coffee   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet2267675crash091
251510   Derrike Cope Purolator   (Bob Whitcomb)Pontiac2023600engine088
26172   Ernie Irvan Kroger / Phillips Halogen   (D.K. Ulrich)Pontiac1823275engine290
273475   Morgan Shepherd Valvoline   (Rahmoc Enterprises)Pontiac1659225crash082
281194   Sterling Marlin Sunoco   (Billy Hagan)Oldsmobile1564670engine079
292788   Jimmy Spencer Crisco   (Buddy Baker / Danny Schiff)Pontiac1394615crash076
303640   Darin Brassfield Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet   (Darin Brassfield)Chevrolet1122495rear end073
313270   J.D. McDuffie Rumple   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac1102365overheating070
322042   Kyle Petty Peak Antifreeze   (Felix Sabates)Pontiac762335crash067
333543   Richard Petty STP   (Petty Enterprises)Pontiac762925clutch064
343315   Brett Bodine Motorcraft   (Bud Moore)Ford353675water pump061
352629   Dale Jarrett Hardee's   (Cale Yarborough)Pontiac173675crash058
362855   Phil Parsons Crown Petroleum   (Leo Jackson / Richard Jackson)Oldsmobile83675crash055

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Greg Sacks48

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
4118   #29,55 accident backstretch 
12187  
19268   #6,7 accident turn 2 
27282  
29302   #6 accident backstretch 
314313  
44474   #16,83 accident turn 4 
48536  
54552   #25,88 spun turn 2 
567217  
73753   #8 accident turn 4 
76772  
789114   #42 accident turn 2 
921009  
1011022   #30 spun backstretch 
10314038  
1411444   #88 accident turn 3 
1451506  
1511544   #75 accident turn 2 
15518531  
1861894   oil on track 
19022637  
2272293   #21,25 accident turns 1/2 
23027041  
27128212   #4,51 accident turn 4 
2832897  
2902956   #16 accident turn 2 
296400105  
  Percent of race run under caution: 19.0%             Average green flag run: 21.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bill Elliott14141
  Terry Labonte42487
  Dale Earnhardt497325
  Ernie Irvan74752
  Dale Earnhardt7614166
  Dave Marcis1421421
  Dale Earnhardt14318644
  Rick Wilson1871871
  Dave Marcis1881892
  Rusty Wallace190400211

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dale Earnhardt 3212    
2   Rusty Wallace 3149   -63  
3   Mark Martin 3016   -196  
4   Darrell Waltrip 2963   -249  
5   Davey Allison 2796   -416  
5   Bill Elliott 2796   -416  
7   Ricky Rudd 2782   -430  
8   Geoffrey Bodine 2726   -486  
9   Ken Schrader 2724   -488  
10   Harry Gant 2721   -491  
11   Terry Labonte 2684   -528  
12   Sterling Marlin 2613   -599  
13   Morgan Shepherd 2596   -616  
14   Neil Bonnett 2561   -651  
15   Rick Wilson 2512   -700  
16   Alan Kulwicki 2458   -754  
17   Dick Trickle 2376   -836  
18   Phil Parsons 2326   -886  
19   Bobby Hillin, Jr. 2286   -926  
20   Michael Waltrip 2239   -973